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Food & Wine Classic Public Weekend Events

The Great Domaines of France Dinner
Friday, June 16, 7 p.m., element 47 at The Little Nell

Hosted by Master Sommeliers Shayn Bjornholm and Jay Fletcher, this five-course, wine paired dinner is a benefit for the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation, an organization that sends supports sommeliers in their wine studies, including sending them on enrichment trips around the world. Just 20 seats are available for this exclusive, private dinner on the patio. $850, thelittlenell.com

 Krug Champagne Lunch &  Legacy of Opus One Dinner
Saturday, June 17, 12 p.m. & 7 p.m., element 47 at The Little Nell

Executive Chef Matthew Zubrod and Wine Director Carlton McCoy, M.S., are the masterminds behind this two-meal wine and culinary experience in partnership with two of the world’s most esteemed wineries. Krug will present a special lunch with a national representative leading you through the entire portfolio, beginning with different bottlings of its multi-vintage–dating up to 20 years ago. Among the exclusive bottlings, you’ll also enjoy Krug’s Single Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Clos de Mesnil.  

Opus One will present a vertical tasting from the first vintage in 1979 to the current release of 2014, focusing on the most highly rated, best vintages.” The Vice President of the winery will be present to speak to the history of the partnership between the Rothschild and Mondavi families, their winemaking vineyards, and the past, present and future of Opus One. $2,000 per person, thelittlenell.com  

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Chef George Mendes

Portugese Takeover: George Mendes x Abe Conlon
Saturday, June 17, 4–7:30 p.m., Chefs Club at The St. Regis

Chef George Mendes, chef and owner of New York City’s Michelin-starred Aldea and Lupulo, and Chef Abe Conlon, of celebrated Chicago restaurant Fat Rice come together for one evening celebrating the vibrant food of Portugal. Through a special four-course menu, the two chefs will showcase their unique take on the region. The menu will be offered as a prix-fixe, which will include wine pairings from Wines of Portugal with select dishes also available à la cart. Reservations required, chefsclub.com 

Heritage Fire
Saturday, June 16, 4 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

This epic live-fire feast showcases local chefs Andrew Helsley (Elk Camp), Jim Butchart (Elk Camp), Flip Wise (Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar), Patrick Kennedy (Free Range Kitchen & Wine Bar), Steve Nelson (Plato’s), Ashley Jenkins (Viceroy Snowmass), and Will Nolan (Viceroy Snowmass), along with more than 50 notable chefs and butchers who go nose to tail on 3,500 pounds of heritage breed meats and plenty of wine and cocktails to wash it all down. VIP ticket holders will be welcomed with fried chicken at a pre-reception and will have access to a specially prepared menu and priority tastings. $125 (general admission), $200 (VIP), cochon555.com

Breckenridge Distillery’s Bourbon & Brass Night
Saturday, June 17, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Rickhouse Social

Breckenridge Distillery presents the official Heritage Fire after party for a night of New Orleans style sounds, food, and cocktails with live music from the Denver-based brass band Guerilla Fanfare. No cover, RSVP required, nightout.com  

10. Farewell Feast: A Bubbly Brunch
Sunday, June 18, 11 a.m., Hotel Jerome

For the first time ever, Food & Wine is hosting a festive send-off brunch featuring delicious dishes from celebrity chefs including award winning pastry chef and author Johnny Iuzzini, Alvin Cailin of eggslut, the LA cult favorite, and more. Bottomless sparkling wine and bubbly cocktails inclued—all at the historic Hotel Jerome. $125, foodandwine.com